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form of kidnapping, your computer and private data held ransom by hackers. jessica doyle has what you need to know to protect your computer from ransomware. >> reporter: steve merrifield owns a high end sporting goods shop. after 27 years in business he'd been preparing to sell it. all of the records for potential buyers stored on his computer server. so merrifield was more than concerned when he realized all his data had been frozen. >> the last words i remember is this is not good. this is not good. >> reporter: it turned out hackers had taken control of his machine and flashed a message. for $3,000 merrifield could have his data back, but it didn't stop there. he'd have to fork over an additional $1,000 for each week he didn't comply. this crime is so pervasive it prompted the fbi to put out a warning. the bureau says it's getting dozens of ransomware complaints each day. >> it's one of the more destructive pieces of malware because they'll encrypt those files. if you don't pay, they can just delete them. >> reporter: bruce snell is with the security computer firm mcafee and say
are trying to confirm whether a body found near an abandoned mine shack close to where jessica ridgeway went missing is indeed of that the missing girl. the 5th grader was kidnapped on her way to school last friday morning. up till now police said the only real clues they have are the discovery of her backpack and a water bottle. >>> there is more sad news from the scene of a deadly parking garage collapse in miami. a worker rescued after being stuck 13 hours in the concrete rubble at miami-dade community college has died. now that takes the toll to three. another worker is still missing, but investigators do not expect to find him alive. >>> and the work continues to find the cause of the fire at an ohio industrial plant that sent thick black smoke and flames shooting into the air. the fire broke out at hardy industrial technologies in paynesville township this morning. continues inside were so dangerous all the crews were ordered out of the building, but there are no reports of any serious injuries. >>> vice president joe biden and republican congressman paul ryan will share the stage toni
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